We know how to help kids develop into powerful learners. Now, we just need to make that happen in schools. "A parent of two teen-agers, Will Richardson ha
I agree wholeheartedly with what Will Richardson shares in this TED Talk. Educators should live their beliefs. What do we believe learning should look like in schools, the community and with students? We have to get out of our own way and make that happen.
Makerspaces encourage student success by demonstrating the value of failure, engaging students with standards and curricula, motivating them to care, and demonstrating real-world uses for education.
The Maker movement continues to gain traction in communities, schools, libraries and school districts nationally. This article focuses on how to introduce the Maker movement into your community. It is a movement that does not fit neatly into STEM. It is inquiry-based, project driven and fits into all career and college ready curriculum.
TED's Chris Anderson says the rise of web video is driving a worldwide phenomenon he calls Crowd Accelerated Innovation -- a self-fueling cycle of learning that could be as significant as the invention of print.
Gamification is a buzzword that gets tossed around all the time, but the basic idea is simple: if you turn your life into a game, with digital rewards for real life achievements, you'll be more motivated to do something—or so the theory goes.
Linda Quarles discusses design thinking and ways to incorporate it into your work life
If you're trying to birth a new concept or breath life into an existing endeavor, Design Thinking may assist you in scaffolding information to reach your goal.
Design Thinking has two major principles. (1) Our idea will be better than my idea...so true! (2) Bring your passions and brilliance to light...but note that your idea may be swept away by a better idea. Design Thinking is definitely worth researching.
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
First demonstration of a melanoma arising from a single cell | Researchers have found that cancer begins after activation of an oncogene or loss of a tumor suppressor, and involves a change that takes a single cell back to a stem cell state.
A recent study from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found “active learning leads to increases in examination performance that would raise average grades by a half a letter, and that failure rates under traditional...
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